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Young Phoenix Marine receives first chevron

Newly promoted U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Jordan B. Benedict has his collar pinned for the first time of his young career by Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains, sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix, during a promotion ceremony at the R.S. Phoenix headquarters in Phoenix, July 10, 2013. Benedict, a 19-year-old native of Apache Junction, Ariz., is currently in Phoenix assisting recruiters while he awaits a seat in his Marine occupational specialty school where he will be trained to become a Marine Corps aviation mechanic. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler J. Bolken)



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This work, Young Phoenix Marine receives first chevron [Image 2 of 4], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.10.2013

Date Posted:07.10.2013 20:28

Photo ID:969304

VIRIN:130710-M-XK427-721

Resolution:3575x2854

Size:2.31 MB

Location:PHOENIX, AZ, USGlobe

Hometown:APACHE JUNCTION, AZ, US

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